Check the Mathematics Placement Table below to determine which course(s) you are eligible to take, based on your ALEKS Math Placement Test score.  

If you are satisfied with your math placement, no further action is required. If you want to try to improve your math placement, you can take the ALEKS Math Placement Test again.  You are allowed to re-test a maximum of 4 times.  Your highest score will be used for placement.  Before re-testing, you must complete at least 3 hours of study/review using the ALEKS Learning Module.

Note: You will not be permitted enroll in any courses above your score range, but may enroll in courses below your score range.


   Course Placement

75% - 100%

   MTH 231: Elements of Discrete Mathematics

   MTH 251: Differential Calculus

60% - 74%

   MTH 112: Elementary Functions

   MTH 241: Calculus for Managements and Social Science

   MTH 245: Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Science

46% - 59%

   MTH 105: Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics

   MTH 111: College Algebra

   MTH 211: Foundations of Elementary Mathematics

30% - 45%

   MTH 095: Intermediate Algebra

   MTH 103: Algebraic Reasoning

15% - 29%

   MTH 065: Elementary Algebra

0% - 14% 

   None (See below for further instruction)


If your score was below 15%, you did not place into any OSU Mathematics courses.  You have a couple of options.

You can either:

  • Use a Learning Module in ALEKS to review and learn, then take another Math Placement Test to try to improve your placement.
  • Consider dual-enrollment with a local community college, such as Linn Benton Community College, for the appropriate prerequisite course(s).

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